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  • Mac's Fireweed Books in Whitehorse
    Mac's Fireweed Books in Whitehorse
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  • Qwanlin Mall
    Qwanlin Mall
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  • Skyscraper Trading Post
    Skyscraper Trading Post
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    Mac's Fireweed Books: Great little bookstore in Whitehorse

    by Jefie Updated Jul 7, 2013

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    Mac's Fireweed Books in Whitehorse

    Thanks to my book addiction, I'm always on the lookout for nice bookstores when I travel so I was glad to find this one in Whitehorse. Mac's Fireweed Books is a pretty cool independent bookstore located on Main Street. There's a very interesting section featuring local authors and/or books about the Yukon, as well as a pretty big selection of books on sale. There's also a souvenir section, which I guess is as good as any you'll find in Whitehorse, but to me books make for the best souvenirs of all and with no lack of stories inspired by the Klondike Gold Rush, you'll have plenty to choose from at Mac's Fireweed Books :o)

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    Folknits: Folknits

    by jamiesno Written Jun 13, 2004

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    Folknits

    Another one of Whitehorse's unique buildings sporting a couple of moose on the roof is a knitwear place called Folknits so if your into nice sweaters pay this place a visit.

    What to buy: Folknits' shop was opened in 1995 by professional knitter and designer, Wendy Chambers. This unique store in Whitehorse, Yukon specializes in qiviuq (qiviut), the insulating down of the muskox. It is one of the finest, lightest and rarest natural fibres in the world.

    Wendy has been in the qiviuq business since 1985. She has worked closely with the Inuvialuit for many years. The Inuvialuit are the indigenous people of the western Canadian Arctic who exist in harmony with cultural traditions and economic independence, harvesting qiviuq from herds of wild muskox. It was while in the arctic that she found the inspiration for many of her one-of-a kind designs.

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    Qwanlin Mall: Qwanlin Mall

    by jamiesno Written Jun 13, 2004

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    Qwanlin Mall

    Don't be fooled by the fact you are going to "The Yukon" in the far north thinking there won't be any modern convenience because Whitehorse is a very modern town, touristic with many of your Canadian icon stories like Canadian Tire, MacDonald's and so on.

    Here is a picture of the local shopping mall. You won't be roughing it if you stay in Whitehorse itself. Stock up here and head for the mountains!!

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    Sky Scraper Trading Post: Log Sky Scraper

    by jamiesno Updated Jun 13, 2004

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    Skyscraper Trading Post

    One of Whitehorse's more unique looking local gift shops is the Sky Scraper Trading Post.

    Here is a picture, be sure to drop in :-)

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